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Geher, Glenn
Mating intelligence unleashed : the role of the mind in sex, dating, and love / Glenn Geher and Scott Barry Kaufman
Alternate Title Role of the mind in sex, dating, and love
New York : Oxford University Press, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HQ801 .G388 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mate selection
Mate selection -- Psychological aspects
Man-woman relationships
Dating (Social customs)
Interpersonal attraction
Physical Description xvii, 298 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-288) and index
Contents Introduction : Cupid's cognitive arrow -- I'm too sexy for this canvas : why creativity is sexy -- Wanted! neurotic mess the role of personality in mating -- What's your cue? : attractiveness and mate choice in the real world -- Game plans : the highly contextual nature of human mating strategies -- She totally wants me : in the world of mating, biased perceptions are everywhere -- I really am a tall doctor and of course I love you! : mind-reading, emotional intelligence, and deception -- Do nice guys finish last? : the multiple routes to mating success -- Mating intelligence saves the world
Summary "In Mating Intelligence Unleashed, psychologists Geher and Kaufman take readers on a fascinating tour of the crossroads of mating and intelligence, drawing on cutting-edge research on evolutionary psychology, intelligence, creativity, personality, social psychology, neuroscience, and more. The authors show that despite what you may read in the latest issue of Maxim, Playboy, Vogue, or GQ, physical attractiveness isn't the whole story. Human mating draws on a range of mental skills and attributes--from the creative use of pick-up lines, to displays of charisma, intelligence, humor, personality, and compassion. Along the way, the authors shed new light on age-old questions, such as: What role does personality play in mating? Which traits are attractive--and which traits repulse? How do people really choose mates? How do men and women deceive each other? How important is emotional intelligence? Why do people create art--and does it have anything to do with sex? Do nice guys really finish last?" -- Publisher description
Alternate Author Kaufman, Scott Barry, 1979-

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